Your Richest Life Has Everything To Do With This...
The principle above is a sneak peek at tomorrow's note. It's Part Two of 'Why My Clients Make More Money.'
I'm sharing it with you today to explain why you didn't receive your daily note from me at the usual time of 6AM this morning.
The note I had intended to share with you (the one you will receive tomorrow) was not quite finished. My plan was to finish it over the weekend. That plan never happened.
I could share with you a bunch of reasons why that plan never happened, but all those reasons are just the smoke and mirrors covering up the truth. The real reason I didn't finish that post is because I chose to use my time another way.
I'm telling you this because the real principle at play here, the principle of prioritizing how you use your time, is one of the most critical elements in helping you take control of the quality of your entire life.
Earning the rite to your richest, most rewarding life has everything to do with how you decide to exchange your time.
This weekend I chose to prioritize spending unstructured time with the kids. No work. No working out. No plan for doing something else. Just pure down time at home with the kids.
It was great. It was what I needed and wanted most. I spent the entire day Sunday putting together a wooden dollhouse for my daughter's Shopkins. (For those of you who may not know me well, I'm a sucker for a good DIY arts and crafts project. There's nothing I can't do with a glue gun! Yes, that's right. Nothing.)
So, I apologize that you didn't get your note at 6A this morning. I take my commitment to you and to the way I honor my business very seriously, but there's an important lesson here that I want you to apply to your own life.
Sometimes it's okay to let yourself off the hook. Sometimes it's okay to miss a deadline, to back out of something you agreed to do, to change directions, to prioritize something else.
This thing we call work/life balance is a moving target. The only way to hit the target is to be as clear as you can about what matters most. When you make choices that hold deep meaning for you, there's never a need to make room for guilt.
Living inside the fullest expression of the life that matters most to you, the life that ONLY you can lead, is a form of living art. It must be expressed and felt moment to moment. It must be allowed the space to experiment and play and take risks and make mistakes and rebel against the ways in which we've agreed to conform.
Yesterday, I allowed myself some room to play and rebel. And as I sat at the kitchen table with my 3 little kids, all of us with paintbrushes in our hands, working together to bring our Sunday art project to life, my son looked up from painting and said, 'Mama, this is REALLY fun.'
I know that you want financial freedom and a thriving business and good health and great relationships and a wonderful home and to feel really amazing about yourself and your life. You want great love across the board. I really do get it. I want those things too.
But don't forget in all that striving, that the deeply meaningful, truly rich moments that you crave so much are always in your midst; they are always available to you. Our daily practice of power and purpose is to create space for them to show up.
The more you value what means the most to you, the richer your life becomes.
Project yourself out to bedtime tonight. Looking back on your day, what things, what 'way' of showing up to yourself and your life will mean the most to you today?
Take just a moment to get clear on what you really want for yourself today, then use that vision as the foundation from which to align your choices.